Community displays blue ribbons in memory of slain Deputy Darren Goforth

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It's been nearly a week since a gunman took Deputy Darren Goforth's life in northwest Harris County. The tributes to him are growing.

Nearly a week after the murder of Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth, the memorial at the location where he died continues to grow.

The gas station where he was killed has become a repository of faith.

"She wrote, 'God bless you,' and signed her name," said Courtney Rodd, speaking of her 5-year-old daughter who left a note for the Goforth family in chalk on the cement near the gas pumps. The rain had washed it away. They came back Thursday to let her write another message.

"It's hard to put it into words without getting upset," said Rodd.

Officers from other law enforcement agencies are flying into Houston to offer support. Having recently endured the assassination of two of their officers, we found four NYPD officers who visited the memorial too.

"They're not alone. There's thousands of us throughout the country that all support them and we're here, however we can help them get through this," said NYPD Sgt. Kevin Donnellan.

Signs with Goforth's picture and the phrase "Love One Another" signs are popping up all over. They are being made by "InkDot," a nearby printing business.

"We did it strictly for them," said InkDot owner Keith Nichols.

Nichols tells Eyewitness News they are printing over 100 signs per hour. They can't keep up with demand. Already they've given out over 1,000. There's a wait list for 1,500 more.

In Goforth's neighborhood, deputies stand watch over his family and their home. Blue ribbons in support of law enforcement mark trees and mail boxes.

"I hope that God brings her comfort," said neighbor Elaine Bramall, speaking of Goforth's widow.

The GoFundMe account established to aid Deputy Goforth's family has received over $200,000 in donations.

Deputies urge you to wear blue Friday in honor of law enforcement and as a show of solidarity for the Goforth family. You can post pictures of that on Twitter along with the #BlueHouston.
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